About Us

FOY Life was inspired by a life changing diagnosis. We had a choice to either let the effects of not living a life in balance, set the ground work for how we would live the rest of our life, or instead choose the path towards health, awareness and light.

We passionately decided to build a community that not only assists in the healing process, but encourages personal responsibility to maintain and advance well-being. These alternative healing therapies have been instrumental in the complete reversal of damage that was done when not focusing on longevity.

As children, wellness was not a topic spoken about or part of our educational system. We weren’t taught to put ourselves first, nor reflect internally on what was best for us to live a long and healthy life.

We now understand the need for alternative healing options and education, at all ages, that can encourage sustainable progress in the healing journey.

We decided to bring the most effective healing options and educational opportunities together in one convenient location. By doing so, we are offering a space to allow comprehensive coordinated care in a community of healers where we work together to focus on all our needs.

We are passionate about inspiring others to live their best life and we’re excited to simplify the journey towards health, wellness, longevity, and a Fountain of Youth (FOY) Life for everyone through our teas, therapies, education, and community.

Get Started
  • "With the combination of medicinal teas and the newest alternative healing therapies, you will improve your life."

    Mark C, Agoura Hills, CA

  • "FOY Life's expertise, education, and guidance will help get your body, mind, and spirit back in balance. Your experience with alternative healing will be life changing!"

    Nancy P, La Quinta, CA

  • "Following FOY Life's Medicinal Tea recommendations, you will be able to reduce your depression, stress and anxiety in no time."

    Jeff A, Thousand Oaks, CA

  • "What is better than being able to drive to just ONE location where you can get all your healing requirements met. FOY Life will make your life so much easier."

    Robyn B, Westlake Village, CA

  • "FOY Life is the only health center -- ever -- where you will be recognized by name, remembered, and valued with every visit. You will no longer just be a body known only by your digital ID. You will feel like you belong to the entire FOY Life family and that your well-being matters. What a difference FOY Life will make in your life!"

    Kate M, Encino, CA

Our Amazing Team

It is with pleasure and privilege that we offer some of the most talented and experienced artists in our community and together we look forward to bringing balance to your life.

Deanna Farnell

Owner/CEO - FOY Life/FOY Wellness and Recovery

"I exist as I am, that is enough ~ Walt Whitman"

- Deanna Farnell

Deanna is the Chief Visionary at FOY. Her vision is to help people create a holistic lifestyle that goes far beyond traditional health fads and quick fixes. It’s about creating a community that offers full-service health and wellness solutions to promote the body’s own healing capabilities in a warm, nurturing environment. After working for others creating success for them, she envisioned a magical space where everyone felt welcomed and after 2-years is proud to say that is exactly what has been created at FOY. The healing will now live long past her contributions and what a ride this has been. With love, light, grace and gratitude. May everyone that enters FOY feel the healing powers within.

Jeff McGinley

Owner/Chef - FOY Life/FOY Wellness and Recovery

"Learn how to get high on life naturally"

- Jeff McGinley

Jeff is the Chef at FOY Life. His passion is helping people learn about food and teas to achieve health and wellness. He believes everyone is capable of taking care of their own health needs, but also wants others to know they have a strong support system at FOY Life to lean on if and when needed. Jeff is the architect of FOY Life’s learning initiatives. His goal is to provide a place where health is a lifestyle “journey” not just a destination. Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the Health and Wellness industry.

Shannon Dobbs

Owner/Clinical Director - FOY Wellness and Recovery

"It’s either a miracle or it’s not, you choose"

- Shannon Dobbs

Dr. Shannon Dobbs is a licensed clinical psychologist. Having practiced psychology for over 15 years in diverse clinical settings, she has extensive experience with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, couples therapy, relationship/family problems, dual-diagnoses, and substance abuse. Dr. Dobbs approaches each client individually from assessment through treatment, including holistic approaches that encompass the mind/body connection. She believes that energetically clients are at an imbalance and her psychodynamic approach involves treating the WHOLE person through proven clinical approaches such as attachment focus, psychosomatic integration, Gestalt therapy, CBT, DBT, and energetic navigation.

Melissa Paulo

Sound/Energy Healer and Yoga Instructor

"I hold the space, you are the healer"

- Melissa Paulo

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca, Melissa currently reside in the Topanga area. She believes in expansion, growth, and is always inspired by her love of travel and exploration. She has had the opportunity to visit many beautiful parts of the world, but one of the greatest journeys she has embarked on is the journey within. This path also led her to Meditation, Yoga & the power of Sound Healing. The trajectory of her life has and continues to unfold in unforeseen ways since she made the choice to complete her yoga teacher training at Inner Power Yoga and now, she is so grateful to teach classes of her own. Her intention is to share the wisdom and practices she has and continues to learn as she grows and evolve personally and spiritually. Her hope, is that it will aid in inspiring you on your own unique path into the luminous inner peace and joy available within.

Ashley Moore

Marketing Director

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there."

- Ashley Moore

Ashley knows there is no cookie-cutter way to get and stay sober. She did the 12 steps of AA and began sponsoring other girls-that is where she felt the true magic of sobriety. It was within human connection and a spiritual force greater than herself. About 2 1/2 years into her sobriety, Ashley took up holistic means to combat her anxiety and depression-which landed her in a completely different lifestyle. She believes everything is held within the frequency of a human being-and clearing up traumas, mental health issues and addiction is one frequency band away from clearing. She has been in the marketing field for 4 years now and loves to connect others to where they need to be. Ashley believes a person like herself who was so broken that has now healed shows other struggling addicts that they can believe in themselves and the process by any means necessary.

Meredith Cashman

Primary Therapist

"You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn"

- Meredith Cashman

Meredith Cashman earned her Master’s degree in clinical social work from Columbia University. Prior to becoming a therapist, she spent years living abroad and studying and teaching mindfulness to diverse groups of people. She believes in integrating the mind and body to help shift trauma and maladaptive patterns that no longer serve us. She specializes in bringing mindfulness and self-compassion into the therapeutic space, and she encourages her clients to access healing by bringing curiosity and non-judgment to their experiences in the present moment. Meredith draws upon her clinical knowledge of acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based interventions to help her clients create a life that feels whole and authentic for them.

Lisa Rauschenberger

Energy Healing

"May your hands be an extension of your heart, and may you do the work of love with them ~ Aja Monet"

- Lisa Rauschenberger

Lisa knew she wanted to become an Energy Practitioner after first feeling the effects of it’s calm and peaceful energy in a yoga class. This energy helped her body and mind heal after a difficult year of contracting the shingles, and having hip surgery within months of each other. She feels pulled to share this wonderful healing modality, helping others to “unkink” a stagnant hose of energy. Give yourself the gift of self care with a “soul massage”. You are worth it.

Cassidy von Kronemann

Energy/Sound Healer and Massage Therapist

"If everything around you seems dark, look again. You may be the light ~ Rumi "

- Cassidy von Kronemann

Cassidy lives by the philosophy of leaving every place, person, and thing better than you found it. This belief and her own personal healing journey led her to become a massage therapist & chakra balancing energy healer. She also uses Dr. Sue Morter’s Energy Codes to help assist those wanting to release any negative energetic patterns trapped in the subconscious mind and body. Cassidy’s massage is intuitively guided, energy infused, detail oriented and restorative. Getting a massage is like writing a love letter to yourself! If you’re looking for a sign that you deserve to relax, heal and receive the love you keep trying to give everyone else...This is it! Embark on your self love journey and come get a personalized healing massage and a cup of organic tea at FOY!

Alan Cortes

Primary Therapist

"Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality ~ Les Brown"

- Alan Cortes

Alan is a native of Los Angeles who currently holds a B.A degree in Psychology and is pursuing a masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University. Alan has previous experience working as a case manager since 2016, in which he has had the opportunity to work and serve individuals from various populations of all backgrounds in the Los Angeles area. Alan’s passion for helping individuals in this field creates an environment in which clients feel and receive support in being able to accomplish their goals in recovery.

Nattalie Tehrani

Primary Therapist

"There is scarcely any passion without struggle ~ Albert Camus"

- Nattalie Tehrani

Nattalie holds a B.A. and two Masters Degrees in clinical psychology. She has completed three years of her doctoral program and is a registered psychology assistant to Dr. Shannon Dobbs. She has been working and studying the human brain and behavior for 12 years across many different populations that include: child development to those within the prison system, neurological disorders in children and geriatric populations to substance abuse. Her extensive training has covered a variety of interventions and her orientation background is a mixed bag with highlights of existential therapy, psychodynamic theories and skill-based training derived from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Outside of therapy Nattalie likes comic books, drumming, and exploring.

Lisa Harris

Operations Manager

"Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not ~ Deepak Chopra"

- Lisa Harris

Lisa was born and raised in Ventura, California; and currently resides in West Hills, California. Lisa has an extensive administrative specialist background as well as behavioral health tech experience in the recovery world. She has always believed in “fairytales“ even during the dark days where she battled a gravely dangerous addiction. Once Lisa found the 12-step rooms the “happily ever after“ part began and is still in progress today. Her biggest accomplishment has been learning her self-worth and becoming balanced which means she truly loves herself today. She believes this to be of utmost importance so she can be of maximum service to others. That is where her passion truly lies.

Jacob Chun

Primary Therapist

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity ~ John Archibald Wheeler "

- Jacob Chun

Jacob Chun has received a BA in Psychology, a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and is continuing to pursue a Post-MS in Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate. Jacob is registered as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, and plans to become an LMFT. He has worked with several populations in different capacities including a behavioral specialist for school children, youth developmental specialist for adolescents and currently providing psychotherapy for adults struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. He specializes in CBT, DBT and Person-Centered Therapy. He believes in a multifaceted holistic approach to provide each client with the tools they need to achieve a healthier and happier life. His personal hobbies include surfing, art, ukulele and singing.

Stacy McNeal

Primary Therapist

"You never know what you’re in training for ~ author unknown "

- Stacy McNeal

Dr. Stacy McNeal is a licensed marriage and family therapist and yoga teacher. She has extensive training through research and clinical practice with treating symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Stacy believes that sustainable healing approaches incorporate biological, psychological, and social/environmental factors, and addressing these includes a mind-body focus. She has experience with somatic approaches and mindfulness, which recognizes the body’s cues and uses grounding techniques to regulate the nervous system. Stacy also uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Gestalt Therapy, and Family Systems approaches in individual, couples, and group sessions.

Jeremy Stephens

Admissions and Outreach Coordinator

"Life is balance between holding on and letting go ~ Rumi"

- Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, studying biology and psychology at UNR. Afterwards, he spent six years teaching English abroad in Taiwan before settling in Los Angeles. He struggled to fit in from a young age, feeling compelled to hide his queer identity from everyone he knew. This eventually led to acts of self-harm throughout his teens. During his time abroad, he faced health challenges that also took a severe toll on his mental state. After a significant loss in his life in LA, he decided to finally take control of his mental health. Now, it’s his mission to help connect individuals to life-saving care when they need it most. He believes that in order to be truly healthy, one must understand the mind, body, and spirit connection. He knows that FOY Wellness and Recovery is where individuals can heal all three and fully maximize their potential.

Katie Pedeflous

Hypnotherapist/Nutrition Health Coach

"What would someone who loves themselves do ~Teal Swan "

- Katie Pedeflous

Katie began her career as a young Intuitive Energy Healer, seeing clients after school and on the weekends as a 16 year-old. She went on to become a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, apprenticed by the Worlds #1 leading NLP teacher, a Certified Hypnotherapist, an Inner Child Work Specialist, a Certified Face Reader and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She has now dedicated her life to helping others heal past trauma and live life in emotional and physical freedom.

Kristina Beck

Health and Fitness Coach

"Put your energy into positivity, kindness, and hard work….you can accomplish anything"

- Kristina Beck

Moxie Fitness Studio presents FOY FIT by Kristina Beck. Personally embracing all aspects of a fitness lifestyle has led Kristina into a rewarding career as a personal trainer, spartan trainer, health & fitness coach and business owner. Kristina has been working with clients from all walks of life for over 20 years. She believes that if you set your mind on the things in life you want to accomplish, work hard and keep moving forward, then anything is possible. She applies these principles to her life and inspires her clients to do the same. Although she is very passionate about fitness, she also loves creativity and art of all kinds. She embraced these characteristics when designing her studio, as well as clients programs. The workout studio was designed to feel, comfortable, warm and inviting. Every workout is different and creative.

Jamie Weigele

Case Management

"Success = your dreams + fear + doing it anyways "

- Jamie Weigele

Jamie was born and raised in Illinois then moved to California in the 90s and she can’t imagine living anywhere else. She started to pursue a career in law after high school but quickly decided to start a family and put furthering her career on hold. Now she is ready to give more outside her home and resume a career helping others. She has always had a passion for helping others with their personal struggles and finding positive and healthy ways to help. Her interest includes cooking, traveling, crafting, and spending time with her family.

Randy Butler

Art Therapy/Breathwork/Therapist

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it ~ Edith Wharton "

- Randy Butler

Born in South Africa and raised in London, a student of the world Randy Butler, a creative holistic healer, has found a calling and purpose in the gift of serving others. As a teacher for 15 years, psychology being the root of her passion, Randy found unique ways to help others find their journey of self expression. An artist at heart, Randy believes the ability to nurture your creative spirit is a tool for emotional freedom. Finding her own path to yoga, breathwork , meditation and integrative therapies was her personal progress towards a life of purpose. Her vision is to be able to share gifts and tools, empower self growth, and encourage a deeper dive inwards with honesty, inspired joy and community.

Taylin Kellingsworth

Behavioral Health Tech

"Progress not perfection"

- Taylin Kellingsworth

Taylin Kellingsworth is a technician while furthering her education as a psychology major at Ottawa University. Along with earning her associate's degree in psychology, she played softball for 14 years. Her time playing made her discover the value of having and growing with a team. Her passion and curiosity about mental health has come from her own struggles as well as her calling to help others. She fell in love with FOY’s blend of alternative and traditional treatments. Taylin’s goal is to continue to learn and appreciate being a part of a program that is treating each person’s mind, body, and soul, but also providing tools and knowledge for the future.

Nerrissa Hsu

Breathwork Facilitator

"Choosing yourself is the first step in living the life you want "

- Nerrissa Hsu

Nerrissa is a certified Breakthrough & Integration Coach and Plant Medicine Ambassador, bringing extensive knowledge and expertise to facilitating healing work. With certifications in Breathwork, Sound, Timeline Therapy, Hypnosis, and NLP, Riss guides individuals seeking personal growth and healing. By integrating these modalities, she helps clients breakthrough mental barriers, release limiting beliefs, and create lasting change. Whether overcoming maladaptive behavior patterns, expanding capacity for self expression, and allowing radiant joy. Her indigenous roots and strong spiritual foundation creates a deep and supportive space for clients to feel empowered to heal themselves. With Riss as a guide, you will navigate spiritual, mental and physical transformation and design a fulfilling life of purpose.